Tilray Releases 11 Million Shares From Lock-Up Agreement

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation and distribution, announced that the Board of Directors of Tilray unanimously approved the pro rata release of 11 million shares of Class 2 common stock held by the former equity holders of Privateer Holdings, Inc. The shares are being released from lock-up agreements entered into Read the full article…

LDB Issues Product Call For Non-Medical Cannabis

CANADA: The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has issued a second product call as part of a continuing effort to expand its wholesale product assortment for non-medical cannabis. In July, the LDB entered into memorandums of understanding with 32 licensed producers to form its initial wholesale product assortment to cater to the B.C. market directly following legalization Read the full article…

Smyth: VPD Left To Regulate Medical Marijuana Shops Amid Uncertain Haze Of Legality

CANADA:  It’s police versus pot shops in the escalating battle over “medical” marijuana in Vancouver — and the cops say it’s keeping them busier than a bud grower at harvest time. Marijuana shops are sprouting like weeds all over the city. And despite claims that the stores are helping sick people by providing them with Read the full article…

B.C. Company Buys Ferndale Center For Marijuana Businesses

WASHINGTON:  A Vancouver, B.C., company has bought a business center at 2010 Grandview Road for $1.2 million and plans to lease space to licensed marijuana growers and processors. Chlormet Technologies bought the 9.7-acre parcel in Ferndale through its Washington state subsidiary PacCan Industries, according to a company news release. The seller was Excelsior Mortgage Equity Fund of Lake Read the full article…

B.C. College Of Physicians Warned New Rules For Medicinal Marijuana Could Spark Legal Challenge

CANADA:  Two Vancouver lawyers who specialize in marijuana have warned that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. may have put itself at risk of litigation when on May 5 it revised how doctors should counsel patients on medicinal cannabis. In separate interviews, Kirk Tousaw and John Conroy told the Straight a memo sent to B.C. doctors could result in a court Read the full article…

New Pot Prescribing Standards For B.C. Doctors

CANADA:  The BC College of Physicians and Surgeons is looking to weed out the so called ‘pot docs’ by putting in place new standards when it comes to prescribing medical marijuana. The new rules could make accessing the drug at Vancouver’s more than 80 dispensaries more difficult. The new rules look to keep doctors from prescribing Read the full article…

B.C. Patients Challenging Medical Marijuana Regime In Court

CANADA:  A lawyer representing four patients has told a Federal Court judge that Canada‘s new rules governing medical marijuana are forcing them to choose between their health and their liberty. John Conroy launched a constitutional challenge on behalf of the patients, who argue the federal government violated their rights when it attempted to ban home Read the full article…

Vancouver’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Aren’t Getting Pot Legally

CANADA:  The dozens of pot dispensaries that have sprouted up in Vancouver over the last few years rely exclusively on illegal suppliers to keep their businesses going because they have no legal means of obtaining medical marijuana. The Vancouver Police Department is operating under the assumption that many of the city’s marijuana dispensaries are obtaining Read the full article…

Nanaimo’s Marijuana Trade Diversifies Echronomy

CANADA:  For better or worse, Canada has all its eggs in one oily basket. These days, that’s not going so well. Forecasts suggest that oil jobs are drying up faster than your girlfriend when you fart. Folks, it’s ugly out there. Thankfully, someone somewhere has a plan to make it better. Tilray, a medical marijuana company, is Read the full article…

Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Recalls Batch Of White Widow Due To Mould

CANADA:  A B.C.-based medical marijuana producer is recalling a batch of pot after finding that it was contaminated with mould. Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. says it detected the mould in Lot 0004 of its White Widow strain of marijuana after two customers complained about its appearance. Anyone who received that batch of White Widow — which is also referred Read the full article…